Outreach staff visit both men's and women's sections of the Adult Corrections Facility (ACF) weekly to deliver and take information and material requests.
In addition, the Library provides the following programs:
To help ACF residents better prepare for their release, Outreach staff developed the Freedom Ticket program to promote the library as a reentry resource. The program offers job resource workshops and other reentry-related classes at the facility as well as a website with information that could benefit people leaving corrections facilities.
Residents at the women’s section receive a copy of the same book, participate in a discussion group, attend a performance, and ask questions of representatives from resource agencies. Past books discussed were "The Soloist" by Steve Lopez, "The Secret Life of Bees" by Susan Monk Kidd, and "The Grace of Silence" by Michele Norris.
Read to Me
Read to Me promotes family literacy by empowering incarcerated parents to connect with their children at home through reading. Librarian-facilitators and a volunteer work with ACF residents to select age-appropriate books and record themselves reading to their child. The books and recording are given to the child, and the parent is encouraged to continue reading to their child during visitations and after their release.